Music Spotlight: While readying for a virtual Ladybug Fest, local acts hope to be back on the road this fall

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Soraia The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the course of music more than any other event since the spring of 1860. On April 9, 1860, the French inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville created the first sound recording in history. An eerie rendition of the folksong “Au clair de la lune” was captured by Scott’s trademark invention —...

Music Spotlight: Chesco’s Mascherino leads move for live music online

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This is a strange time for music fans who want to hear their favorite acts perform live. Because of the restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, attending a live event is a “thing of the past.” But that doesn’t mean that listeners no longer have access to “live” music. Many artists are performing alone and streaming their performances...

On Stage: Ladybug Festival comes to Wilmington

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times It’s time once again for the Ladybug Festival (Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware, https://theladybugfestival.com) – a free two-day festival held on Market Street in downtown Wilmington. The eighth annual all-female festival will feature more than 60 musical acts on approximately 20 stages on July 18 and 19. Main Stage performers for July 18 are...